Book Review: The E-Myth

I was talking to my friend who visited over the weekend and he mentioned this book called The E-Myth.

I borrowed the book from another friend on Monday and completed reading it on Wednesday.  It is a great book for small business owners or anyone contemplating starting a small business.

A key reason that this book applies to me is the fact that I really want to help over 100,000 people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal finances by October 2011.  This will require a humongous team effort!

Here are some things I am taking away from this book.

  • The same thing that prompted me to write THIS is what will enable this effort to reach 100,000 people.  I certainly can not do it all!
  • Great doers don't necessarily make great leaders.
  • Putting together a structure and a system always trumps "flying by the seat of the pants"
  • Consistency in the overall "experience" is HUGE
  • Following the system – everyone following the same system and protocol leads to this consistency
  • Great people have a vision of their lives that they practice emulating each and every day.
  • I want to go to the hotel the author mentions in chapter 15.

Well worth the few hour read!

Tony also offers his takeaways from this book HERE.

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